Brandix lauded as Sri Lanka’s largest corporate blood donor for 9th successive year

Brandix has been lauded as the ‘Largest Corporate Blood Donor’ in Sri Lanka for the ninth consecutive year by the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS), following the contribution of over 4,000 pints of blood from the company’s employees in 2018-19. Minister of Health,...
Posted On 17 Jul 2019

First Time Re-do Minimally Invasive Direct Aortic Artery Bypass Surgery (MIDCAB) at Durdans Heart Centre

Durdans Heart Centre successfully performed Re-do (re-operative) Minimally Invasive Direct Aortic Artery Bypass Surgery (Re-do CABG) on a cardiac patient who had gone through a bypass surgery 18 years ago. This is also the first time that a “re-do” MIDCAB surgery through a small...
Posted On 13 Jul 2019

Vision Care Academy celebrates Optometry Day with knowledge sharing sessions and student awards

Resolute in its mission to deliver enhanced eye care outcomes to people in Sri Lanka, the pioneering eye care company, Vision Care, successfully concluded its 10th Optometry Day and Annual Scientific Session on the 9th of June 2019, at Galle Face Hotel. The event was organized by...
Posted On 06 Jul 2019

Nawaloka Hospitals marks Poson Poya day with Bakthi Gee

Sri Lankan healthcare leader Nawaloka Hospitals PLC officially observed Poson Poya day by conducting an evening of Poson Bakthi Gee within the hospital’s premises this past Sunday.   Poson full moon Poya day marks the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka in the 3rd century BC. It is...
Posted On 02 Jul 2019

Renoscope & Laser Lithotripsy

The first thing that comes to mind when you mention a kidney stone is unbearable pain. The stones (Calculi) which cause severe pain are ones which come down from the kidney to the slender tube draining urine to the bladder – the ureter. These calculi in the ureter block the...
Posted On 27 Jun 2019

Hemas Hospitals becomes the only Sri Lankan hospital to win at Healthcare Asia Awards 2019

Claims hat-trick for best delivery innovation, health promotion and patient care initiatives in Asia Leading Sri Lankan healthcare provider Hemas Hospitals clinched three coveted awards for Patient Care Initiative of the Year, Service Delivery Innovation Initiative of the Year,...
Posted On 24 Jun 2019

Under pressure: Halting the hazard of hypertension

This month’s World Hypertension Day drew people’s attention to an issue which is often ignored by those caught up in the daily rigors of work. The World Health Organization reports that the number of people with hypertension worldwide is estimated at over one billion. This is why...
Posted On 20 Jun 2019

Compassionate Care at Durdans Hospital for Health Conditions Caused by Tobacco Use

Currently in Sri Lanka, 2.1 million people smoke and 12,351 people die annually from smoking which is about 10% of all deaths. Cardiovascular diseases are the most common way of death from tobacco (53%) especially in young (most people start smoking early and the mean age of...
Posted On 18 Jun 2019

Hemas Hospital Wattala helps open new day care centre at Colombo North Teaching Hospital

Premier healthcare provider Hemas Hospital Wattala, as part of its enduring policy of aiding and empowering its many stakeholders, recently facilitated the opening of a preschool and day care centre at the Colombo North Teaching Hospital (CNTH) in Ragama.   The new preschool...
Posted On 15 Jun 2019

“Expert says Drone Delivery could transform Healthcare”

Will Improve Access to Blood, Vaccines and Life Saving Medicine While Sri Lanka healthcare is renowned to be one of the best in the region, the recent Easter Sunday attacks highlighted a major gap in need of urgent attention – emergency delivery of lifesaving medicine to...
Posted On 10 Jun 2019

Playing with fire: How smoking is burning a hole in your health

With the arrival of World Tobacco Day, once again the spotlight will fall on the harmful habit of smoking and its multiple associated health risks. Every ailment from pneumonia to cancer has been attributed to smoking, however, despite these considerable risks, many still find...
Posted On 07 Jun 2019

Breakthrough TAVI Procedure for Bicuspid Valve at Durdans Heart Centre

Durdans Heart Centre recently concluded a breakthrough minimally invasive Transcatheter Arterial Valve Implantation (TAVI) on a patient with bicuspid valve. Bicuspid valves, a birth anomaly (two leaflets instead of the normal three), quickly leads to narrowing of the valve. The...
Posted On 04 Jun 2019